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    an article question

    Dear teachers.

    I wonder which is correct in this question.

    Q: He is ( ).

    1. Duke of Alencon, younger brother of the French King Henry
    2. the Duke of Alencon, younger brother of the French King Henry
    3. Duke of Alencon, the younger brother of the French king Henry
    4. the Duke of Alencon, the younger brother of the French king Henry

    Regards!

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    Re: an article question

    An article may be omitted in front of a proper noun. However, itís usually required in front of a common noun. Hence I think #3. (He is Duke of Alencon, the younger brother of the French King Henry) is appropriate.

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    Re: an article question

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    An article may be omitted in front of a proper noun. However, it’s usually required in front of a common noun. Hence I think #3. (He is Duke of Alencon, the younger brother of the French King Henry) is appropriate.
    Thank you so much. How about my small opinion that Duke of Alencon is the complement in the sentence, so the is omitted, i think? But I think the Duke of ~ pattern appears many times.that's why i am confused. Is also 4 a possible answer?
    Last edited by Grinkl; 04-Feb-2008 at 20:54.

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